Manchester successfully hosts the 2nd RECONMATIC Assembly Meeting
The 2nd RECONMATIC assembly meeting was successfully hosted by the University of Salford and the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK, on September 14th and 15th, 2023.
A highlight of the meeting was the arrival of the representatives of our Chinese partners. Arcas & Callisto Consulting (A&C) facilitated the attendance of nine Chinese partners representing China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) and the China Academy of Building Research. It was the very first time they met in person with the RECONMATIC team! Among them, were Prof. Jingjiang Liu and Siya Wang, who are also members of RECONMATIC’s International Expert Advisory Board. Their attendance at the annual project meeting marked the official beginning of the collaboration between Europe and China on the RECONMATIC project.
Prof. Liu, the director of the Technology Acceleration Centre at MoHURD, said "It was a great pleasure to meet the project partners, have face-to-face communication, hear the wonderful presentations, and be inspired. Thank you A&C for making this trip happen and to RECONMATIC coordinators Juan Antonio Férriz Papí and Jan Valentin. We are more than happy to share our experience with all the partners, contribute to the project and enable project results to reach more countries, especially developing countries."
The CEO of A&C, Jia W. Li, representing the Chinese partners, presented the tasks of the Chinese project, and all partners celebrated the beginning of this great collaboration.
During the meeting, Project Coordinator, Prof. Jan Valentin (of the Czech Technical University in Prague) presented an overview of the 1st year of the project and some key points for improving strategy and collaboration, and for assessing RECONMATIC’s progress and strategies for the future in all work packages.
We were also impressed by the tour of the universities’ facilities, as we had the unique opportunity to explore Energy House 2.0 and the North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) at the University of Salford, and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre and Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester.
Special thanks to the project coordinator Jan Valentin and our hosts Juan Antonio Férriz Papí and Yong Wang, who organized this successful annual meeting. With the Chinese partners officially on board, we look forward to more exciting results from the RECONMATIC project in the future!
For more information about the RECONMATIC project, its objectives, events, and outcomes, please visit www.reconmatic.eu.